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”]In an interview with al-Jazeera broadcast on Tuesday evening, Mr Malek said that by allowing in observers the Syrian government had “gained a lot of time to help it implement its plan” to end the unrest.
“What I saw was a humanitarian disaster. The regime is not just committing one war crime, but a series of crimes against its people,” he said.
“The snipers are everywhere shooting at civilians. People are being kidnapped. Prisoners are being tortured and none were released.”
Mr Malek said he had resigned because of what he had seen, and asserted that the observer mission had fallen apart.
“The mission was a farce and the observers have been fooled,” he added. “The regime orchestrated it and fabricated most of what we saw to stop the Arab League from taking action against the regime.”
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But Malek told Al Jazeera that the government was not assisting observers with their requests.
“The regime didn’t meet any of our requests, in fact they were trying to deceive us and steer us away from what was really happening, towards insignificant things.”
He said that those who were supposedly freed and were shown on TV, were actually people who had been randomly grabbed off the street.
“They were detained for four or five days in tough conditions and later released as if they had been real prisoners.”
Malek also said that he had seen snipers on top of buildings: “On one, there were even army officers in front of the building, while snipers were on the roof.
“Some on our team preferred to maintain good relations with the regime and denied that there were snipers.”
He said that Assad’s government “has gained a lot of time that has helped it implement its plan … Therefore I’ve decided to withdraw from this mission.”
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